Thursday, September 5, 2013

Swapper Profile: Cindy Goss | Long Beach Food Swap

Cindy is the organizer of SoCal Harvest, a group that gather fresh produce from home gardens and delivers it to those in need.  If you have a tree that needs harvesting or would like to volunteer contact SoCal Harvest!!

Where/how did you first hear about food swaps and what was your first impression?

From Jennifer Ammirato! I was excited to learn more and see how it worked.

Why do you love food swapping?

The diversity of the food exchanged. I’m still hoping to get hot sauce!

What do you do to prepare for a food swap? (What is your process? canning, fermenting, baking, harvesting ...)

I juice fresh citrus I have harvested or foraged in Long Beach. I tried baking, but cookies didn’t seem to be very interesting to folks.

What are some of your favorite items you have received at food swaps?
Ginger Syrup, fresh eggs, blueberry jam, strawberry jam, several kinds of jam, ferrero roche, pickled ginger, raw carrot salad

Any advice for first time swappers?

Think outside the box! Make something you’ve been wanting to try to make…like ketchup or pickled items